Wednesday, March 29, 2017     Volume: 18, Issue: 3

Weekly Poll
How should local municipalities address the "sanctuary city" question?

They should be sanctuary cities, all the way.
We don't want sanctuary cities; they should work with ICE.
I think how they're doing it now works best.
Whatever doesn't get me deported!

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